Dr Jill Bolte Taylor’s TED Talk

TED 2008 just wrapped up and in no time, they’ve started to post some of the talks on the site.  I’ve been interested in the brain and how it works for years.  My Uncle had a massive stroke about 10 years ago and lost much of his ability to communicate through speech.  Dr Taylor is a brain scientist who lived through a stroke of her own and a long recovery.  This is a great talk about seeing a stroke and some of our brain functions through  a scientist’s eyes as her own brain starts to unravel.http://static.videoegg.com/ted/flash/loader.swf
Her book is on lulu here.My Uncle Don passed away in January.  I wish I could have shown him this talk.Mono Mono

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I read “My Stroke of Insight” in one sitting – I couldn’t put it down. I laughed. I cried. It was a fantastic book (I heard it’s a NYTimes Bestseller and I can see why!), but I also think it will be the start of a new, transformative Movement! No one wants to have a stroke as Jill Bolte Taylor did, but her experience can teach us all how to live better lives. Her TED.com speech was one of the most incredibly moving, stimulating, wonderful videos I’ve ever seen. Her Oprah Soul Series interviews were fascinating. They should make a movie of her life so everyone sees it. This is the Real Deal and gives me hope for humanity.

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The New York Times Sunday Newspaper on May 25 had a great two page article on Jill Bolte Taylor and her book, “MY STROKE OF INSIGHT”. Her book is a must read and this NY Times article – called “A Superhighway to bliss” is worth checking out too.

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